Terminal Cores & APM Interface Project
Tom Bradley International Terminal will be expanded 45-feet toward the east to accommodate a new vertical core to connect to the APM (automated people mover) station on the east side of World Way. The new vertical core is organized vertically so that the APM pedestrian walkway, passenger Security Screening Check Point and aircraft gates are essentially on the same floor level. This will allow departing and arriving passengers with pre-printed boarding passes and carry-on bags to avoid level changes within the terminal and by-pass ticket lobbies and bag claim.
The project will also continue the Airport’s desire to continually enhance the overall passenger experience at the Airport. One way this will be accomplished is through the implementation of the new LAX Design Guidelines, which have been developed and adopted by LAWA. These design guidelines will serve as a template for upcoming terminal projects to follow, in an effort to unify the look and feel of the Central Terminal Area. Furthermore, Tom Bradley International Terminal is being developed to support the Landside Access Modernization Program. This will be accomplished by providing a coordinated connection point for one of the new elevated pedestrian walkways, which will span between the new APM stations and the passenger terminal buildings. The implementation of LAWA’s LAX Design Guidelines, and a connection point for one of the new elevated pedestrian walkways, that will help enable the LAMP project, are just a few ways that this program will support the City of Los Angeles and LAWA’s vision for creating an enhanced, long lasting passenger experience at the Airport